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  • Writer's pictureSteve Potter

11/4/22 : News and Notes

Updated: Nov 6, 2022


World Series :


Sometimes ya just gotta give the other team the credit they deserve.  The Astros came into Philadelphia and won two out of three by earning it, they made the plays, got outstanding pitching and timely hits.  It’s not always about what our fellas did wrong as some like to proclaim ( just dial in to any talk radio show after an Philly team loss 😂), sometimes the other club just outplays ya.


That doesn’t mean that the boys are gonna wave the white flag in Houston when the first pitch is delivered tomorrow night - they will show up and battle as they have all season.  Zack Wheeler has one last start to perform, even with an elbow fatigue issue he’s still capable of pitching very well.  Gotta figure out how to solve the Astro’s very formidable pitching cause ya can’t win if ya can’t score runs.  We shall see - one thing’s for certain - the season ends in Houston in some form.


The Business of Baseball :


Trading can resume the day after the World Series ends.  Five days after the conclusion of the WS is the deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to the big league players who are eligible to become free agents, ten days after that is the deadline for those players to accept the offers if they chose to do so.  November 18th is the deadline to submit rosters before the Rule 5 draft which is held in December at the Winter Meetings.


The following players are presently on the 40 man roster but can become free agents this off season :


LHP : Brad Hand

RHP : Noah Syndergaard, Corey Knebel, Kyle Gibson, Zach Eflin ( if club option is declined  ), David Robertson, Chris Devenski

Infielders : Jean Segura ( if club option is declined )


According to MLB Rule Nine “an unsigned minor league player is automatically declared a free-agent at 5 PM (Eastern) on the 5th day after the final game of the World Series if the player has spent all or any part of at least seven separate seasons on a minor league roster (including all or parts of any season spent on Optional Assignment to the minors and/or on a minor league Injured List) and/or if the player has been previously released or non-tendered in his career and his present contract (known as a "second contract" even if it's his third or fourth minor league contract) has expired.”


The following Phillies minor leaguers meet the Rule 9 requirement :


LHP: Jonathan Hennigan & Braeden Ogle

RHP: Trevor Bettencourt, Andrew Brown, Joel Cesar, Rodolfo Sanchez

Infielders: Daniel Brito, Jonathan Guzman & Nicolas Torres


Outfielder Josh Stephen would have also been eligible but he submitted his retirement paperwork earlier this summer.


The following minor leaguers can declare free agency once the World Series concludes as they were on one year contracts this summer :


LHP: Jace Fry & Ryan Sherriff

RHP: Nick Duron, Ofreidy Gomez, James Marvel & Bubby Rossman

Infielders: Ali Castillo, Wendell Rijo, Daniel Robertson, Kevin Vicuna, Aldrem Corredor & Josh Ockimey

Outfielders: Jorge Bonifacio, Dustin Peterson & Justin Williams


RHP Tyler Phillips signed a two year contract prior to this season therefore is not eligible for free agency this off season.

RHP Michael Kelly and INF Johan Camargo have already declared free agency.


The following players are eligible for the Rule 5 draft if not protected by placement on the 40 man roster :


LHP: Erubiel Armenta, Gabriel Cotto, Maikel Garrido, Josh Hendrickson, Brian Marconi, Rafael Marcano, Jordi Martinez, Erik Miller, Spencer Van Scoyoc, Keylan Killgore, Taylor Lehman, Ethan Lindow, Gabriel Yanez, Jakob Hernandez, Jhordany Mezquita  & Zach Warren


RHP: Aidan Anderson, Albertus Barber, Starlyn Castillo, Carlos A. Francisco, Kyle Glogoski, Adam Leverett, McKinley Moore, Nicoly Pina, Dominic Pipkin, Carlo Reyes, Andrew Schultz, Brett Schulze, Eduar Segovia, Manuel Urias ,Wilson Valdez, Carlos Betancourt, Colton Eastman, Luis Gomez, Cristian Hernandez, Tyler McKay, Jack Perkins, Tom Sutera , Victor Vargas & Matt Seelinger


Catchers: Arturo De Freitas, Vito Friscia, Herbert Iser, Jack Conley & Nick Matera


Infielders: Wilfredo Flores, Sal Gozzo, Kendall Simmons, McCarthy Tatum, Rixon Wingrove, Matt Kroon, Will Toffey and Madison Stokes


Outfielders: Jefferson Encarnacion, Johan Rojas, Carlos De La Cruz & Chris Sharpe


Arizona Fall League :


Carlos De La Cruz had a day yesterday going 4 for 5 with a home run and two RBIs.  He’s now hitting .302 for the season in the AFL with a .902 OPS.


OF Johan Rojas & RHP Cristian Hernandez were selected as National League All Stars for Sunday’s League All Star game.  Rojas is not able to play as he’s nursing an injury.  Johan posted a .310/.423/.452 slash line in 52 plate appearances with 4 doubles, a triple and seven RBIs - he stole 13 bases without being caught.


Cristian has a 2-0 record in 8 appearances ( 11 IP ) with a 0.91 WHIP - he’s posted 11 strikeouts and has walked just one batter.


Jhailyn Ortiz will participate in the home run derby on Saturday.


Puerto Rico Winter League : starts 11/4


Phillies on rosters :


RHP Carlos Francisco - Indios de Mayagüez

LHP Gabriel Cotto - Leones de Ponce


Former Phillies on rosters :


OF Jan Hernandez - Gigantes de Carolina

IF Jesmuel Valentin - Leones de Ponce

OF Jadiel Sanchez - Leones de Ponce

RHP Yacksel Rios - Criollos de Caguas

OF Daniel Ortiz - Indios de Mayagüez


Dominican Winter League : started on 10/15/22


Current Phillies INF Yairo Munoz has joined the Aguilas Cibaenas team & former Phillies pitchers RHP Franklyn Kilome has joined Leones del Escogido & RHP Adonis Medina has joined Tigres del Licey


As listed before :


Phillies on rosters :


SS Jonathan Guzman - Leones del Escogido

OF Jorge Bonifacio - Tigres del Licey

IF Wendell Rijo - Toros del Este

LHP Jakob Hernandez - Estrellas de Oriente


Former Phillies on rosters :


C Deivi Grullon - Aguilas Cibaenas

C Rodolfo Duran - Estrellas de Oriente

OF Luke Williams - Estrellas de Oriente

IF Michael Martinez - Estrellas de Oriente

RHP Michael Ynoa - Gigantes del Cibao

RHP Tyler Cyr - Gigantes del Cibao

RHP Ivan Nova - Leones del Escogido

RHP Jimmy Cordero - Leones del Escogido

INF Jimmy Paredes - Leones del Escogido

LHP Fernando Abad - Toros del Este

RHP Alfredo Simon - Toros del Este

OF Emilio Bonifacio - Tigres del Licey

RHP Victor Santos - Leones del Escogido

RHP Anuerys Zabala - Leones del Escogido

INF Pedro Florimon - Toros del Este


Venezuelan Winter League : opened 10/25


New roster additions :


Former Phillies :


RHP Mario Sanchez - Aguilas de Zulia

RHP JC Ramirez - Leones del Caracas

C Wilson Ramos - Tigres de Aragua


As listed before :


Phillies on rosters


RHP Giuseppe Velasquez - Aguilas de Zulia

RHP Carlos Betancourt - Aguilas de Zulia

RHP Luis Gomez - Bravos de Margarita

IF Kevin Vicuña - Caribes de Anzoategui

RHP Jonathan Petit - Tiburones de La Guaira


Former Phillies on rosters :


RHP Luis Cedeno - Aguilas de Zulia

LHP Elvis Araujo - Aguilas de Zulia

LHP McKenzie Mills - Bravos de Margarita

2B Heiker Meneses - Bravos de Margarita

RHP James Dykstra - Cardenales de Lara

OF Odubel Herrera - Cardenales de Lara

C Gabriel Lino - Caribes de Anzoategui

IF Willians Astudillo - Caribes de Anzoategui

IF Asdrubel Cabrera - Caribes de Anzoategui

OF Herlis Rodriquez - Caribes de Anzoategui

RHP Henderson Alvarez - Navegantes del Magallanes

IF Arquimedes Gamboa - Navegantes del Magallanes

RHP Gregory Infante - Tiburones de La Guaira

RHP Edubray Ramos - Tiburones de La Guaira

C/1B Wilson Garcia - Tiburones de La Guaira

OF Carlos Tocci - Tigres de Aragua


Mexican Winter League : Opened 10/11/22


New roster additions :


Current Phillies :


LHP Erubiel Armenta - Caneros de los Mochis


As listed before :


Phillies on rosters :


RHP Fernando Lozano - Aguilas de Mexicali

RHP Manuel Urias - Caneros de los Mochis

RHP Pedro Reyes - Tomateros de Culiacan


Former Phillies on rosters :


OF Chris Roberson - Aguilas de Mexicali

LHP Tyler Alexander - Charros de Jalisco

RHP Fernando Salas - Naranjeros de Hermosillo

C Sebastian Valle - Yaquis de Obregon

LHP Jeff Singer - Sultanes de Monterrey


Australian Baseball League : slated to open 11/10


The following current and former Phillies are on rosters


Adelaide Giants :


C Anthony Quirion

C Arturo DeFreitas

OF Jared Carr

1B Rixon Wingrove

2B Nikau Pouaka-Grego

LHP Jordan Fowler

RHP Starlyn Castillo


RHP Kyle Glogoski ( pitched this summer for Jersey Shore ) will play for the Auckland Tautara. Outfielder Chris Burke will play for the Melbourne Aces.


Former Phillies :


LHP Josh Tolls - Adelaide Giants

3B Curtis Mead -Adelaide Giants


SS Nick Ward from West Chester University and Unionville High School will also play this season for Adelaide.


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️


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